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Namaste, Hari Om, Jai Shri Krishna,
Happy Krishna Janmashtami!
This wonderful day needs no major introduction, best thing to do is read the Glorious Gita and sign the praises of Shri Krishna. Also going to your local Mandir to support plays, dances and the event will make you feel happier. A link on Hindu-Blog.com helps us all to further understand this wonderful day, also see below from the site;
"Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna and is observed on the eighth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. The corresponding months in other region is the Shravan month. In 2010, the date of Janmashtami in North India is September 2 and in other parts it is on September 1.
The Sri Krishna Janmashtami is observed on different days in different parts of India and this is due to the differences in regional calendars and also due to the various calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna.
The Smarta Tradition observes the festival on September 1 and the Vaishnava Tradition on September 2.
In Maharashtra, Janmashtami is famous for the Dahi Handi and the next day is observed as Gopalkala.
Special pujas are held in Sri Krishna Temples around the world. Special poojas and rituals are also held at midnight – the time of Krishna’s birth. Processions with tabloids depicting various episodes from the life of Shri Krishna enacted by children are a major highlight of the festival.
Staunch Krishna devotees fast on the day and it is a 24-hour fast."
How to celebrate Krishna Jayanti: http://www.hindu-blog.com/2007/09/how-to-celebrate-or-perform-rituals-on.html
Importance of Krishna Jayanti: http://www.hindu-blog.com/2007/09/significance-of-sri-krishna-jayanti.html
Bharatanatyam Krishna Nee Begane Baaro:
Jai Shri RadhaKrishna,